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A Text Book of the Origin and History of the Colored People

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841


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Kings, xvii. 4. Now this man must have been highly skilled in the science of government and war, to have conquered the Egyptians and to have reigned fifty years.

8. Again when Cambyses of Persia had made himself master of Egypt, about five hundred years before the Christian aera, he made also an attempt on the interior Ethiopians. These he found to be equal to the Egyptians in refinement, and superior in power. Her. III. book.

In order to facilitate his designs, Cambyses sent spies with presents to the Ethiopian monarch on pretence of being desirous of making a treaty of alliance with him. I will here insert the twenty-first chapter from Herodotus' third book in which he gives the address of the spies together with the monarch's reply.

Spies. " Cambyses, sovereign of Persia, from his anxious desire of becoming your friend and ally, has sent us to communicate with you, and to desire your acceptance of these presents, from the use



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